In Christ Alone: Our Journey through and after Breast Cancer

a 37-year old, christian, mother of four, missionary/pastor's wife and her families story

Perfect Healing and Peace January 7, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — awilmeth @ 10:54 PM

Romans 8:18 – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

IMG_3126Amy entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father tonight (Jan 7th). She passed peacefully with me and her parents by her side. She is having the wonderful glory of God revealed to her right now and we rejoice for her. We weep for the loss of a wonderful woman, daughter, mother, wife, friend, child of God. But we do not grieve as those with no hope because God’s word declares that even as Jesus had victory over death He gives that victory and life to all who believe.

We know with full certainty that this is not a forever goodbye but rather a see you soon. We are resting in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.

Thank you for your prayers and love. We will continue to need them as we navigate the road ahead. God has been our faithful solid rock providing always what we need and He will continue.

I hope you will be able to celebrate Amy’s life with us next weekend. We will have a visitation time Friday (Jan. 13th) from 6:00-7:30 and a Celebration of Life service Saturday (Jan. 14th) at 11:00 am followed by a lunch. Both service will be at my sisters church in Ankeny, IA.

Ankeny Baptist Church
2842 SW 3rd St Place
Ankeny, IA 50023

I look forward to seeing many of you then and recalling with joy the wonderful and full life my sweetheart lived.

One of Amy’s favorite books of the Bible was Philippians. And a few verses that she claimed and clung to these past few years were these:

Philippians 1:18b-20 “Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

Will you praise Jesus with us for who Amy is and more importantly who He, the Messiah, is tonight? Amy exalted Christ in life and continues too in her death.

God bless you all. May His peace surround each of you and uphold you as it is for us.


14 Responses to “Perfect Healing and Peace”

  1. Wilma Budd Says:

    Eric, know that you and your family are in our prayers. So thankful for the woman Amy is, and how she glorified our Lord with her life. We will be looking forward to that reunion day with her also. We love you.

  2. rocketbotmom Says:

    I am sorry to hear of Amy’s passing this evening. I do rejoice that she is now out of any pain and discomfort and dancing with the Lord on the streets that are golden. May you feel His presence blessing you with peace, comfort, strength, and healing during these hard times.

    God Bless.

  3. We love you all dearly, and we rejoice for Amy in her healing, while grieving our loss of such a wonderful, sweet, and precious friend. I (Brandy) cherish the memories and time I spent laughing, crying and sharing with her. She has always been an encouragement to me, as she was to others. And the love and graciousness she continued to shower upon me while we were apart will forever have an impact on my life. My family will continue praying for your family, as well as Amy’s extended family. May God bring comfort to you in the sorrowful times ahead.

  4. Tammy Spencer Says:

    Amy’s cancer did not win but, rather, Amy has won by celebrating Christ’s birth with her family at Christmas and then rewarding earthly death with her Savior in heaven. Many prayers for you and your family as you celebrate her life and rejoice in the God of all comfort during this time of (now) your healing.

  5. nannykramer Says:

    Thank you for writing this post, Eric. We are praying. I can’t remember the name of the song right now, but it refers to “joyful grief.” Perhaps that describes what you are experiencing.

    We plan to celebrate Amy’s life with you this next weekend. And, we will continue to pray for you and your family. You said it well, “as you navigate the road ahead.” God won’t let you down, but as always, you’ll be reminded just how much you need Him.

    Sherry (and Jeff)

    On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 10:49 PM In Christ Alone: My Journey through Breast Cancer wrote:

    awilmeth posted: “Romans 8:18 – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Amy entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father tonight (Jan 7th). She passed peacefully with me and he”

  6. Jennel Clarke Says:

    Amy, I’m praising God for you renewed with his perfect love and that you rejoice in that. Eric and family, much love, energy and thoughts are with you. (((hugs)))❤💖

  7. Lois Landheer Says:

    Praying for peace, Eric and family.

  8. Bazers Says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

  9. Robert L Schultz Says:

    Liz and I continue to bring you and your children before our Father’s throne. We look forward to seeing you the end of this week as we celebrate what God has done in the life of Amy and the lives of your family.

    Bob and Liz Schultz
    Polk City, Iowa

  10. Bazers Says:

    Eric –

    Our family is praying for you and your kids.

    – The Bazers

  11. Mauricsa Says:

    Eric, I am so sorry. I can’t imagine all that you have been through and will go through but you and Amy have shown all of us what faith really looks like. Your kids couldn’t have better parents as examples of loving mates and followers of Christ. Hugs and prayers.

  12. Christa Marchant Says:

    Eric and family. I’m so sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers.

  13. Micsch Says:

    We are all n Florida and plan to be here until the end of March,so we will not be in Omaha for services.


  14. Penny Trupiano Says:

    Im sorry to hear we lost her…she has been an encouragement and she has been a comfort to us allowing us to hear how the Lord has blessed you through all this…bless you tremensously. Penny in Tn.

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